Megan from Real Weddings – (an Australian-based magazine that recently launched a shiny new website!) –  sent over some beautiful inspiration to share from one of their photo shoots. These images are from an “Entertain at Home” feature that was a collaboration between British fashion designer Jasper Conran and Waterford Crystal. The tablescape & party […]

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I’m so excited to share today’s guest post with you! The ultra-crafty & talented Meaghan Mountford – author of The Decorated Cookie and Cookie Sensations: Creative Designs for Every Occasion – is here with a fun DIY cookie project. Since Mother’s Day is right around the corner, Megan has personalized the downloadable envelope template in […]

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In continuing with the color themed gifts today (see earlier post below) – check out today’s post over at Simply Stated: Loving Red… Stylish Gift Ideas for Mom (or your best friend…or your sister…or yourself!).

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I came across this adorable Spring Bouquet craft idea on the American Crafts blog recently and thought it would be such a cute homemade gift idea for Mother’s Day – or an adorable addition to girlie birthday parties, baby showers, or bridal showers! Get the full tutorial here. P.S. The “flowers” would make super cute […]

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Easter brunch, Mother’s Day brunch, wedding brunches… they’re even better with a cocktail, right?! Check out today’s post over at Simply Stated for 5 great brunch cocktail recipes. Have a favorite daytime drink that’s not on the list? Share it!

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I’m so excited to share this latest “Real Party” feature with you… it’s a gorgeous ‘Under the Tuscan Sun” bridal shower featuring vibrant sunflowers and the rich colors of Tuscany. The hostess behind the party – Lina Wallace from A Stunning Affair – created this for shower for her sister-in-law and she did such a […]

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Looking for a fresh new palette for your Mother’s Day brunch or other upcoming soirée? Sunny yellow is a perfect fit for entertaining in the warmer months, and this naturally showy color looks especially chic and sophisticated when complimented with more subdued elements like earthy wood-browns and natural patterns. Sound interesting? Check out my post […]

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When it comes to entertaining, eco-friendly + easy = good for the environment AND for your stress level! Here are some ridiculously simple ideas that make for attractive, eco-chic tablescapes… Centerpiece Ideas: Stack interesting veggies and colorful fruits in pretty bowls that you already own. Pictured above: Artichokes make for a unique & surprisingly elegant […]

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Aside from the 80-degree weather outside, I seriously feel like it was February just yesterday! Is it just me, or is this year going by ridiculously fast?! In reality, we’re 1/4-through May already, which means that Mother’s Day is just a few days away! For those of you who are still needing to do some […]

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A new centerpiece idea for Mother’s Day is up at hwtm.com! Click here to get the details…

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To make your shopping experience even more delightful, Delight.com is offering HWTM readers 15% off all through May! Just enter the promo code “Hostess” at checkout to receive your discount. Might come in handy for Mother’s Day too! Happy Shopping :)

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A gift of flowers is a typical way to show mom appreciation on her special day – but the arrangement can be anything but typical! Try surprising mom this year with a truly show-stopping bouquet of flowers with qualities that remind you of her. Here are a few ideas to get you started: {pictured above, […]

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